First of all, I congratulate all the staff because they did a very good job. The first day I was confused, and I didn’t understand anything. You helped me to figure out many things. I know now that my English is good, and I improved it a lot. I advise all other students who want to improve their English to come to TIEP because it is very exciting. It’s very interesting because you find many nationalities and can add to your general culture. Austin is a very nice place to live, and I plan to come back to Austin one day.
For me, I can say that all the efforts that I made at TIEP four hours a day were worth it! So, I’m thankful for all the teachers, all the TIEP staff, and all classmates because during this period I learned every day.
-Sandra Marques Reis, Brazil
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Who knows the name of the person who said it? It’s Lao Tzu, a very famous Chinese philosopher. This proverb is very important to me not because I can trace it back to my own first steps, but because I can remember the great times we had while I was taking these steps.
-Ali Mohammed Baqer, Oman
You upgraded our command of English. However, we all learned more than that. You gave us a special present, the unforgettable and invaluable memories.
-Dongjae (Justin) Lee, Training Program for Local Government Officials Development Institute (LOGODI) - Republic of Korea
The teachers are wonderful, kind, and helpful. Before my English class I couldn't understand English very well. Now I'm improving my English every day. I can go out without fear.
-Angela Livano, Colombia
I was a student at the Texas Intensive English Program in the business program. This was a great opportunity for me to meet people in the business field from around the world and Austin. I learned cultural aspects of doing business around the world as well as in the United States.
-Miguel Handal, Honduras
If you are an international student who wants to study in an American university, I suggest you to come to study at TIEP. You can lay a solid foundation in English and make a lot of friends from different parts of the world.
-Yuan Xue, China
...at TIEP I could get self confidence. Of course, I still make mistakes, but I'm not afraid anymore. I learned "Don't be shy."
-Gun Bae Park, Korea
I got a good education at TIEP. It has many good teachers and a good educational teaching style.
-Masayuki Akaishi, Japan
The teachers at TIEP, all of them, are excellent. One of the most important things I have learned at TIEP is to speak without being afraid. I have also learned to be consistent in my studies and to ask a lot of questions.
-Veronica Lucia Cordero, Mexico
My father came to TIEP to learn English. He now has a masters and a Ph.D. from an American university. I studied English at TIEP, and I am now studying in a great university here in the USA. There is no doubt in my mind when I say that TIEP is the BEST English program there is in the world.
-Fernando Cordova, Mexico